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Apus

Apus constellation

Apus. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.


Apus (abbreviation: Aps), the Bird of Paradise, originally called Avis Indica, is a small, faint constellation lying near the south celestial pole, immediately south of Triangulum Australe (the Southern Triangle). See below for details of its brightest stars.

 


IC 4499

 

IC 4499. Hubble Space Telescope image.

 

IC 4499 is a globular cluster located in the galactic halo at a distance of about 55,000 light-years. It is a moderately lightweight cluster consisting of a what appears to be a single generation of stars.

 


Stars in Apus brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual mag. Abs. mag. Spectral type Distance (lt-yr) R.A. (h m s) Dec. (° ' ")
Alpha 3.83 -1.68 K5III 411 14 47 52 -79 02 41
Gamma 3.86 0.41 K0IV 160 16 33 27 -78 53 49


Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Bootes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Austrina | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula